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5(45 reviews)100% of customers recommend this property

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This property is very homely and very well-kept.submitted by Chandler N. - |Recommended: YesLiving in these apartments is very convenient. Being a student at UC Davis, I have access to bus lines and the school itself. The property is well taken care of and all complaints problems are taken care of in a timely manner. The apartments are spacious and are easily made to feel like home.
I think it is a very nice placesubmitted by Adrian A. - |Recommended: YesI'd tell them that it is a clean apartment complex, its earthy and very welcoming.
Met my expectationssubmitted by Jinming N. - |Recommended: YesPortage bay is quiet. I like the atmosphere and environments.
Pretty Goodsubmitted by Jasmine L. - |Recommended: YesIt is very quiet and peaceful. The walls are a bit thin so you can sometimes hear crying children but it is not too bad. The scenery is pretty which makes up for the fact that you need a card to do laundry that is shared throughout the whole apartment. It is kept clean the majority of the time and it is ten minutes away from a nearby plaza where they have food, the dollar store, and a small market. It is far from many places that are popular but if you like peace and quiet instead of train noises and freeway noises, its a treat.
Great quiet place for professionals and families.submitted by Christine D. - |Recommended: YesGreat location, away from the busy downtown, and most living here are professionals or young families. The units themselves are clean and new. Recently Nest thermostats were installed, and energy saving lights were installed as well for all units by management, so would rate this as a green apartment complex. If you have any issues, maintenance is prompt to fix and they update you by text if you want. Pool area is nice with shared propane grills. On weekends, pool area can be busy with children in day and college students at night, but happens rarely, about once a month or so. Unit balconies are very large. There are 2 shared laundry rooms that take pre-paid cards for units with no in-unit laundry. Parking cost 75 year, but plenty of street parking if you want. They just re-painted the outside of the buildings a year ago. Staff is friendly and responsive. Overall, Portage Bay is a little more expensive than other housing options in Davis, but you get your money's worth in all the upgrades and improvements they constantly do around the complex and units.
Great place to live.submitted by Alan R. - |Recommended: YesGreat community. Easy to commute to Davis' campus.
It is very well maintained, clean and peacefulsubmitted by Adriana J. - |Recommended: YesI would tell them that it is a very good apartment complex. The overall complex is very beautiful because of all of the trees, flowers and greenery. Everyone is respectful towards one another and it is very quiet in the neighborhood. The apartments themselves are very modern, and well maintained because of the workers' fast response time to any problems that arise.
Clean and well groomedsubmitted by Belle R. - |Recommended: YesOther than not having a fitness center everything is clean, parking is easy and apt. while having some outdated features is constantly being improved. Pet policy is decent and maintenance has been fast.
Good Living Option for College Studentssubmitted by Hope F. - |Recommended: YesI liked living here for 3 years The staff were very responsive whenever I contacted them. A lot of updates were made over the time I lived here, which made the complex look nicer.
Calm place and nice maintenance servicesubmitted by Kyungbok L. - |Recommended: YesIt is very great place to be here for me. Also, it is a great service of maintenance for me. I am very satisfied to live here.
A place that feels like homesubmitted by Yuhuan W. - |Recommended: YesThis apartment complex is so far the best one I've lived at 10 years in Davis . Excellent management team quick at replying to emails and get things resolved within 1-2 days .
Very clean, quiet and safesubmitted by Jade H. - |Recommended: YesFor my first apartment I would say it was great. It's far away from the busy part of Davis and very quiet. The Landscaping and greenery are always nice to come home to. No sign of any obnoxious neighbors and the service is great. If you put in a maintenance request it is done within the next day. Some of the updates in the apartment are cheap. They painted our tub which pealed off. The ventilation throughout the apartment isn't too great. The bathroom doesn't have a window and the fan doesn't work super well so mildew grows on the ceiling. We have a washer dryer in our apartment but when the dryer is running, lint goes everywhere and the fan is too weak so it get super humid. There are some quirks but overall, its a great place to live and come home to. The bike path is also very nice.
Amazingsubmitted by Eliza A. - |Recommended: YesHonestly, I’m not one to write reviews, but I have been so impressed by Portage Bay Apartments, that I had to. The staff and maintenance are absolutely amazing. If I have had any issues they always respond to the problem immediately with a smile. It is a beautiful place and I definitely enjoyed living here.
Love it heresubmitted by Kyra B. - |Recommended: YesIn general, this is a pretty quiet community. My neighbors in particular are loud routinely. Parking is full-up booked in my section of the parking lot by 5 45-6 pm, which can get pretty frustrating. However, this is a quiet, safe community and I love how beautifully it is maintained. The apartments are well maintained and the maintenance staff are super quick and friendly. The apartments are well-designed and I intend to stay here as long term as possible
Overall best apartments in Davissubmitted by Astryd M. - |Recommended: YesAfter looking at many apartments my housemates and I came to the conclusion that Portage Bay Apartments were the best option compared to others in Davis. The community and apartments themselves are super cozy and have a very comfortable environment. We are very happy with our selection even though we have only been here a couple of months now.